Armed with nothing more than a piece of cotton thread, the technicians at Brow Spa 24 deftly remove unwanted hair from clients’ faces and bodies. The completely chemical-free process can mold eyebrows into arches that best complement clients’ facial structure or trick people into thinking they're St. Louis. Below the neck, they twist thread over arms and legs, evicting any hair they come in contact with. Patrons can also lend their faces to a cosmetologist for a fluttery set of eyelash extensions or decorate their body with an intricate henna tattoo.
When clients book a massage with Laretta Tompkins, they can rest assured knowing they're in good hands. Not only is Laretta a licensed massage therapist and member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals organization, she has also taken numerous continuing education courses to expand her knowledge of specific techniques such as trigger point therapy, and earned certification in cupping therapy along the way. Depending on her clients' needs, she coaxes away knots with light Swedish-style techniques or more pressurized strokes––deep tissue sessions are ideal for those with chronic pain, while hot stone massage uses heat to penetrate deeper muscle layers and melt tension until it evaporates in a showy puff of steam.
Life Salon and Spa is an Aveda-concept salon stocked to its exposed industrial piping with a skilled staff and a bevy of beautifying services. The nature massage is a 60-minute, personally tailored treatment that uses a variety of massage techniques to seek out and eradicate the poltergeists, hobgoblins, and writhing dybbuks haunting your musculature. A variety of aromas, specifically chosen for their relaxing and rejuvenating qualities, is also integrated into the massage for an experience that smells as good as it feels. The botanical resurfacing facial also lasts one hour and uses a tourmaline radiance refiner to excavate frontal pores and a tourmaline radiance mask to gently encourage the face to spread its beautiful cheekfeathers. Whichever treatment you choose, you'll leave Life Salon and Spa with your muscular fibers singing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet.
At the Institute of Facial and Cosmetic Surgery, cosmetic surgeons Brent D. Kennedy and Steven Constantine use their expertise to bolster patients' appearances. Dr. Kennedy, who holds both a medical and a dental degree, established the institute in 1988 to he train doctors from across the country in a continuing-education fellowship program. He also shares his extensive knowledge as a clinical associate professor of aesthetic maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and has seen his surgical techniques published in several medical journals and textbooks. His colleague, Dr. Constantine, combines his experience in surgical procedures with a deep-seated desire to get to know his patients and witness the positive mental transformation that follows the physical one.
In the 7,000-square-foot state-licensed surgical facility—which offers overnight stays and 24-hour nursing care—the duo performs a variety of procedures, ranging from face-lifts and tummy tucks to laser skin resurfacing. A master aesthetician is on hand to care for skin with anti-aging GlyMed Plus and Obagi products.